DETROIT (WXYZ) - The AFPD Foundation is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever killed Medicine Chest Liquor Store owner Faraj "Fred" Dally.
Dally was shot and killed Tuesday morning as he was about to open his store in the 9000 block of Dexter on Detroit's west side.
According to witnesses, Dally pulled up in a navy blue jeep and was gunned down before he reached the front door of the store, a mere 15 feet away. The suspect was seen taking something from the jeep, presumably cash.
Dally, who neighbors call "Freddie" was shot in the head. They say he was always helping everyone in the neighborhood and was good about extending credit.
Dally is also a former AFPD Chairman.
“This is sad loss for our AFPD family and the entire community,” said Auday Arabo, president and CEO of AFPD. “We must do something about the on-going violence our store owners face while operating businesses in Detroit. Fred has been operating his store since the 70s when the area was bustling with business. Today, he was among the few businesses servicing the community in this area. He was truly committed to the revitalization of Detroit and stayed in the city even when everyone around him was fleeing.”
An employee normally helps Dally open on weekdays. She was across the street at a Coney Island when she heard two shots.
She came out of the restaurant to see Dally down on the pavement and the suspects leaving the scene.
The shooter is described as a black male, 190 lbs, 5'8"-5'10" wearing a black hoodie, jeans and a scarf over his face. There is no description of the driver at this time. The two were in a black Dodge Journey.
Some believe Dally may have been targeted because he often carries large amounts of cash on the first of the month after cashing the store's checks.
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